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SY 2022-2023 Admissions Procedure 

Open Application for RAS for the 2022-2023 school year has begun!

The Rabat American School has a rolling admissions policy and will accept applications from families throughout the year or until open spots have been filled. Please read carefully Steps 1-4 before you begin to complete the Online Application. It's important that the school receives the application, supporting documents, language survey, confidential recommendations and the fee.

STEP 1: Online Application for Admission 

Thank you for choosing RAS for your child's learning journey. We collect the information below to help us get to know you and your family. Please take time to complete the application as comprehensively and accurately as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@ras.ma. Before you begin, please  prepare the following for upload:

1. Student Applicant Photo (JPEG)

2. Parents  / Guardians Photos  (JPEG)

3. Photo Page of Student Passport (PDF)

4. Student Birth Certificate (PDF)

5. 2 Years of School Report Cards (PDF & compressed into one file). (For Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 applicants, please include as many school reports as are available)

6. Standardized Test Scores (MAP, PSAT, IGCSE, etc)

7. High School Transcript (for grade 10-12 applicants)

8. Diagnostic/Psycho-Educational Reports (if applicable) , in order to better understand the learning needs of your child(ren). 

 

CLICK TO APPLY ONLINE

STEP 2: Application Fee Payment 

To process the RAS Application for Admission, a non-refundable fee must be submitted with each new application. This fee does not apply to tuition. The application fee is $400 in US Dollars or 3568 in Moroccan Dirhams. 

If you live in Morocco, please click the Attijariwafa Bank Details 
If you live outside of Morocco, please click the BMCI Convertible Bank Details

STEP 3: Required Language Survey & Recommendations 

Rabat American School requires a language survey and confidential recommendation forms as part of the application process. Please download, complete, and submit to your child's school. The completed forms should be sent directly to the Admissions Office via email to info@ras.ma

 

1. RAS Language Survey 

Parents, please complete the RAS Language Survey. The responses will be shared with the RAS English Language Department for all student applicants for the school year 2022-2023 to determine if English language support will be needed.  

 

2. Elementary School Applicants Pre-K — Grade 5

Parents, please download and complete Part One of the form below and submit it to your child's school so a teacher, counselor or principal can complete Part Two, endorse it with school stamps and send it directly to the Admissions Office. 

Confidential School Recommendation for Pre K — Kindergarten Applicants 

Confidential School Recommendation for Grades 1 – 5 Applicants 

3. Secondary School Applicants Grades 6 — 12

Parents, please download and complete the permission to release student records and submit to the Math Teacher, the English Teacher and to the Administration (Principal or Counselor) the confidential recommendations to complete, sign, endorse with school stamps and send directly to the Admissions Office.  

Permission to Release Student Records and Recommendations (Math, English and Administrative) 

STEP 4: Admissions Review & Decision

RAS admission and grade placement will ONLY be finalized after the review of the complete application, evaluation of school reports, confidential recommendations from previous schools, application fee payment, admission assessments (when applicable) and parent/learner interviews.

The school has a set of admission assessments for each age group that will guide the admissions team to determine whether the school can meet the applicant’s needs, and, if so, the grade or program in which he or she should be placed. 

Please consult the following admissions guidelines:  

The objective of RAS is to provide education in English following an American educational philosophy, particularly to students who have no national schooling option in Rabat. Applicants meeting the academic, behavioral and linguistic standards of RAS will be admitted in the following order:


1.    Official U.S. dependents whose parents or guardians are employed by or under contract with the U.S. Government.
2.    Dependents of other U.S. Citizens.
3.    Dependents of officials employed by third country diplomatic corps, U.N., European Union or similar organizations.
4.    Dependents of other third country nationals who meet the language requirement and/or have previously been enrolled in an English-language based program.
5.    Host country nationals who have previously been enrolled in an English-language based program.
6.    Other students who have a need, and have the capacity and desire for this form of education.

 
All admissions are conditional for one year, after which the student’s progress and the school’s ability to meet his/her needs will be reviewed.